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Youth Standing Committee

Minutes of Youth Standing Committee meetings are available upon request. Email jennifer.stavola@suffolkcountyny.gov for additional information. If you are interested in youth-related programs, please call 631-853-6526.

Mission

The Suffolk County Youth Standing Committee seeks to identify and improve educational and employment opportunities for In-School youth ages 14-21 and Out-of-School youth ages 16-24, so that they may attain the skills needed to complete educational and career goals, and successfully enter the workplace.

Membership

Members of the Youth Standing Committee include representatives from youth service agencies, educational entities, members of the Suffolk County Workforce Development Board, and other individuals appointed by the County Executive and Board Chair.

Youth Standing Committee Members

Rev. Roderick A. Pearson, Chair

Robyn Berger-Gaston

LCSW-R, Division Director, Youth & Senior Services for Family Service League


Jean Cohen

Executive Director of Mentoring Partnership of LI


Shirley Coverdale

Executive Director for Family Community Life Center Project of Riverhead


Barbara Egloff

Divisional Administrator of Career, Technical & Adult Programs, Eastern BOCES


Melanie Holz

Executive Director of South Shore Community Organization


Lt. Matthew O’Malley

Suffolk County Police Dept. PAL Bureau


Nancy Kelsey

Assistant Director CTE for Western BOCES


Gail Lamberta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Community Development at St. Joseph’s College


Stacey Lesko

Youth Unit Director, Suffolk County Department of Labor


Israel Malinowitzer

Director of Careers & Student Services at East Islip High School


Dave Perkins

Project Excel Coordinator at Walt Whitman High School


Reverend Roderick Pearson

Executive Director Suffolk County Youth Bureau


Holly Riker

Executive Director for Town of Islip Youth Bureau


Kristine Tanzi

Youth Services Librarian for Middle Country Library


Tammy Torelli

Job Corps Representative, CHP International, Inc.


Sandra Townsend